Friday, January 8, 2010
SKY PICNIC's first full-length CD released
SKY PICNIC's first full length CD Farther In This Fairy Tale is available for purchase now. Official release date was 01-01-2010.
The cover is slightly reminiscent of the COUNT FIVE's late 60s parage-psych record (featuring the famous Psychotic Reaction), but guitarist/vocalist Chris Sherman assured me that this wasn't meant as a hommage, since none of the band members had known that cover. Musically it's much different to COUNT FIVE, much less garage-like and much more psychedelic in a classic sense: you'll find lots of traces of early PINK FLOYD or the BEATLES in their psychedelic phase.
Highlight is without a doubt the 12-minutes-plus spacey psych-prog epic "Universal Mind Decoder", also a live favourite by band and fans alike. (Listen to an excellent live version here.) But anyway, you won't find any bad track on this album. 46 minutes of sheer pleasure!
And a very good production soundwise: clear and strong.
And you really should do so! I love this album! An excellent debut by an excellent band.
I said it before and I'm going to say it again: SKY PICNIC are easily one of the best neo psychedelic bands around these days!